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GLOBAL - Divestment: Investing in Creation
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SPAIN - Jesuits Come Together for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees
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GLOBAL - The Face of God is a Multicultural Face: Fr Sosa's video interview
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MADAGASCAR - Reforestation and Care of Creation gives Future to a Nation
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EUROPE - Reconciliation at the borders
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(Jun-2018) 
 

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(May-2018) 
 

Africa - Reshaping the Jesuit Africa Social Centres Network (JASCNET)
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Europe - JESC Joins Catholic International Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels
(May-2018) 
 

Africa - JESAM Launches African Jesuit Child Protection and Safeguarding Network
(May-2018) 
 

Latin America - Jesuits of Latin America Collaborate to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela
(May-2018) 
 

USA - Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference Focuses on Public Health Issues
(May-2018) 
 

Latin America - Jesuits Denounce Violence in Nicaragua
(May-2018) 
 

Asia Pacific - Chronicling the Struggles of Migrant Workers to Adapt
(May-2018) 
 

USA - Fr. Greg Boyle SJ Receives Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award
(May-2018) 
 

Latin America - AUSJAL Environment and Sustainability Network strengthens its lines of action
(May-2018) 
 

Africa - Malawian Ecology in Daily Life
(Apr-2018) 
 

USA - Climate Change and Human Health: IES-LUC 5th Annual Climate Change Conference
(Apr-2018) 
 

Asia Pacific - Helping Marawi Evacuees Rebuild their Community
(Apr-2018) 
 

Latin America - Fe y Alegría Movement is Recognized by Government of Peru
(Apr-2018) 
 

Ireland - 'Laudato Tree' Project Launched in Áras
(Apr-2018) 
 

Portugal - IV Ignatian Social Assembly Reflects on Reconciliation
(Apr-2018) 
 

Global - Global Mining Survey Shows Pollution a Concern in Areas where Jesuits Work
(Apr-2018) 
 

Madagascar - Two-day Workshop to Discern Universal Apostolic Preferences
(Apr-2018) 
 

Europe - Discerning Universal and European Preferences
(Apr-2018) 
 

Africa - Joint Apostolic Initiative Between Europe and Africa Madagascar Conferences
(Apr-2018) 
 

Britain - Organising for the Common Good
(Apr-2018) 
 

Asia Pacific - AJCU-AP Commits to Provide Home for Sustainability Concept
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Cameroon - Youth from Unemployed to Entrepreneurs
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Promotio Iustitiae 125 on Leadership and Governance
(Mar-2018) 
 

Latin America - Meeting of Indigenous Peoples
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AFRICA - A choking beast of prey - Mega Mines in Zambia

(Jun-2018)

"A crouching vicious beast of prey whose snorts grow ever louder as if choking on its painful digestion of human flesh". Thus goes Émile Zola's description of a vast coalmine in his novel Germinal about a mid-nineteenth century coal mining community in northern France. Under Zola's analysis, if the vicious beast is choking, so are the people living in its midst. This is the case with two mining communities I experienced earlier this week, when I accompanied a Zambian Jesuit, Fr. Charles Chilufya SJ, in some fieldwork examining environmental and social degradation caused by large-scale mining. We visited Kankoyo and Chingola, two townships situated approximately 50 km north of Kitwe in the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia. Read more...